Circle of Friends

circle of friendsWhat is the Circle of Friends?

The Circle of Friends is a special group of Cinema Arts Centre members who engage in specific activities that will strengthen the Cinema and help us achieve our goals.  Such activities often involve direct solicitation for contributions.
Activities include:
  • Helping to discover and solicit new prospects forcir col 2
    • Program and event sponsorship
    • Financial contributions
    • Membership
  • Helping to plan and implement special events by
    • Seeking sponsorship
    • Seeking auction and raffle prizes
    • Seeking donations of food and refreshments
  • Growing membership by
    • Calling lapsed members
    • Promoting the benefits of membership in our lobby
Benefits to Circle of Friends Volunteers include:
  • General volunteer days (including meetings):
    • Free coffee/tea, soda, water & popcorn
    • Employee pricing for anything else in the café
  • Special events volunteers (including planning, solicitation, and/or event night):
    • Two free movie passes (will be added to membership cards)
  • Membership promotion in cinema lobby:
    • A movie pass added to membership card for every shift of lobby work
  • Annually:
    • Invitations to special events such as Summer Garden Party and Holiday Party
Not every Circle of Friends volunteer participates in every activity we do.  People come and go according to their schedules and interests.  But we like to encourage volunteers to try a bit of everything.  We meet once each month excluding July and August, with a choice between an afternoon or evening meeting.
For more information, please contact René Bouchard, Director of Development at (631) 423-7610, ext. 18 or
Circle of Friends Task Force Chair:  Dr. Isabel Pavao-Horvath
Board Liaison to the Circle of Friends:  Stephen Fisch
Brian Atkins
Frank Barrett
Rita Brettschneider
Laurie Butera
Sylvester & Sandy Camiolo
Jane DeStio
Christine Eidinoff
Barbara Fernandes
Bob and Shirley Frankum
Judy Gardner
Donna Galluccio
Elayne Gersten
April Anne Goldson
Peggy Hendrix
Steve and Lizbeth Holbreich
Stan and Dorothy Hymowech
Barbara Jones
Emily Kasof
Cathy Katz
Klara Konovalova
Charlotte Koons
Susan Kramer
Randy Kromol
Ed and Helen Landesman
Jessica Ley
Lynda Morella
Lauren Paige
Dr. Joan Penrose-Borum
Vicki Peskin
Maryann Rettino
Stepahanie Rubin
Lori Schneider
Nick Serrano
Allan Shurack
Frank Siegel and Joan Isaac
Roger and Diana Weaving
Janet Weinberg
Maryanne Yenoli